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Together, both universities provide Nottingham with an engine for the ambition and aspiration of its young people. The universities deliver an outstanding educational experience to nearly 65,000 students at our campuses across the East Midlands.

See how Husna is thriving on a degree apprenticeship at Nottingham Trent University

For the ambitious

Husna Gul is a degree apprentice at Nottingham Trent University - meaning she can study her degree in Civil Engineering while also working four days a week for a Nottingham engineering firm.

Husna, 20, started her degree apprenticeship when she joined Dice Consulting based in the Lace Market and run by Wayne Oakes, himself a Nottingham Trent University alumnus, and Raj Somal.

Husna had decided the apprenticeship route was for her while she was studying her A levels in Chemistry, Physics and Maths at The West Bridgford School.

Husna Gul working at a computer screen in class

A practical learner, she found out about degree apprenticeships while researching universities and future career paths, and felt it was the best fit for her.

At the small Nottingham firm she is benefitting from one-to-one support from her managers, helping her apply the knowledge she is learning at university.

And she is able to save while she studies, so much so she is helping out her younger sister who is studying at university in Birmingham.

Husna studies designs on a computer

“Starting a Civil Engineering apprenticeship I’ve developed in many ways. I’ve become more confident. I am a practical person and being paid to learn and getting on-the-job experience is better for me.”

Husna Gul, Degree Apprentice, Dice Consulting

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Explore the impact of the universities in more detail

There are currently 5,985 students from Nottinghamshire studying at the two universities

Both universities received the highest rating (gold) in the recent Government teaching assessment

In 2018/19 340 young people studied for apprenticeships at the two universities

The two universities collaborate widely with other institutions across Nottinghamshire, including Nottingham City College, the Rolls Royce University Technical College and other FE institutions